Howdy! I nead to improve my human relations skills, and teamwork skills. I would like to find some trade books that help with improving these skills. Any ideas would be appreatiated! Brian, Sparkeee24!
Advice I gan give..even if I don't follow it as well as I should:
-Ever read a Dale Carnigie book?; -Always have a pleasant demeanor, and be first to say "Hello" or "good morning"; -Watch those who have the knack; and, -Immigrants- even the "slowest", seem to have exceptional people skills, and manage to avoid getting caught up in job politics. Watch and learn.
Re: Know any good human relations books?#50970 04/17/0511:39 AM04/17/0511:39 AM
Those will help a lot. Also, The Bible is a good one. I read the NIV on christnotes.org, but you can choose the version that's easiest to understand. 10 minutes a day will change your life. Read and understand, you can even search for specific things like, "working with others", or "character".
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Re: Know any good human relations books?#50971 04/18/0503:59 PM04/18/0503:59 PM
I'll second Reno's suggestion--Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People is a superb book that's stood the test of time (it's still in print after all these years). I recommend it highly.
Re: Know any good human relations books?#50973 04/19/0504:50 PM04/19/0504:50 PM
Being weak on interpersonal skills is not that rare with technically minded people. Of course, we all have to work for a boss, and all bosses are persons. How much of a raise you'll get is greatly dependent on what the boss *thinks* you are doing, not what you are in reality are doing. "Office Politics" (which is not confined to offices, any worksite qualifies) is something not explicitly taught in school. I don't mean the cut throat back stabbing dirty tricks kind of politics, what I mean would be the everyday give and take, lending a hand, avoiding embarrising the boss in front of the crew or customer (even when you know it's clear that he screwed up (unless a risk to life would occur)). A book I got years ago "Office Politics" by IIRC Marlyin Moats Kennedy was pretty good. I've also seen for sale "Office Politics for dummies" but I haven't read it so I cant say if it's good or not.